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December 2008 at the Review

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Roundup of some of the activities going on at The Wikipedia Review for the festive month of December 2008.

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Written by Kato

January 1st, 2009 at 3:37 pm

The Wikipedia Hierachy

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This post was submitted to the forum by The Review’s resident Gadfly, Dan Tobias.

The Wikipedia hierarchy (at least on en-wp), from lowest to highest:

  • Bogeymen / Arch-Enemies / The Antichrist
  • Very Banned Users
  • Normal Banned Users
  • Blocked Users (supposedly distinct from Banned Users, even if nobody can actually put their finger solidly on the definition of the distinction)
  • Users under some limited sanction
  • Users with some real or imagined connection to an Evil Attack Site but who are inexplicably not banned or blocked or sanctioned anyway
  • Anon IPs
  • Recently created accounts
  • Established accounts that haven’t done anything, positive or negative, attracting the attention of the inside clique
  • Editors with a high edit count, featured article creation, and other achievements, if they’re not too politically incorrect
  • Admins
  • Bureaucrats, Checkusers, and other users with superpowers
  • ArbCom
  • Ruling Clique Outer Circle (hangers-on with some friendship with the top cliqueistas)
  • Ruling Clique Inner Circle (leaders of the sooper sekrit lists)
  • Jimbo (though his influence seems to be waning, so he might fall off the top of the pyramid ultimately)

(However, the composition of those Ruling Clique Inner and Outer Circles is greatly in flux these days.)


Written by The Review

October 27th, 2008 at 1:49 am